June Book Club is Here
If you haven’t signed up for the BookSparks Book Club yet, now is the time. We have all received an invite to the wedding event of the season. Grant Ginder’s The People We Hate at the Wedding has been on The TODAY Show‘s Summer Reading Guide, Entertainment Weekly‘s must-read summer list and more.
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Paul and Alice’s half-sister Eloise is getting married! In London! There will be fancy hotels, dinners at “it” restaurants and a reception at a country estate complete with tea lights and embroidered cloth napkins.
They couldn’t hate it more.
The People We Hate at the Wedding is the story of a less than perfect family. Donna, the clan’s mother, is now a widow living in the Chicago suburbs with a penchant for the occasional joint and more than one glass of wine with her best friend while watching House Hunters International. Alice is in her thirties, single, smart, beautiful, stuck in a dead-end job where she is mired in a rather predictable, though enjoyable, affair with her married boss. Her brother Paul lives in Philadelphia with his older, handsomer, tenured track professor boyfriend who’s recently been saying things like “monogamy is an oppressive heteronormative construct,” while eyeing undergrads. And then there’s Eloise. Perfect, gorgeous, cultured Eloise. The product of Donna’s first marriage to a dashing Frenchman, Eloise has spent her school years at the best private boarding schools, her winter holidays in St. John and a post-college life cushioned by a fat, endless trust fund. To top it off, she’s infuriatingly kind and decent.
As this estranged clan gathers together, and Eloise’s walk down the aisle approaches, Grant Ginder brings to vivid, hilarious life the power of family, and the complicated ways we hate the ones we love the most in the most bitingly funny, slyly witty and surprisingly tender novel you’ll read this year.
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Read & Discuss
Once you begin reading the book, start chatting with your own book club and ours. We’ve compiled some fun questions to consider. Talk about them in person with your friends or get a convo going online. You can even pull us in by tagging @BookSparks. And remember, in July, we’ll have a LIVE chat with Grant!
Share your club’s discussion questions in the comments below and keep an eye out for some exciting BookSparks Book Club announcements!
And one more thing…
We have a BIG BookSparks Book Club announcement!
Speak Wines is partnering with BookSparks to bring two great pairings together. Wine and books! Keep an eye out next week for our custom, The People We Hate at the Wedding, wine label and more!